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OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: Sespin ()
Date: December 31, 2015 00:02

Hi everybody,

any good live music club to recommend for a visit while staying in New York (Jazz, Blues)?

Thanks in advance!
Sebastian

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Date: December 31, 2015 00:14

Smalls (jazz).

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: mrsoandso ()
Date: December 31, 2015 01:04

[www.jazz.org] - Great room for Jazz at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. Has great views overlooking Central Park. Late night shows.

[theiridium.com]

[www.bluenote.net]

[www.jazzstandard.com]

[terrablues.com]

[www.bitterend.com] - historic venue for singer/songwriters

[www.ohmyrockness.com] - For listings for rock/alternative/djs, etc.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: Sespin ()
Date: December 31, 2015 02:46

Great - thank you,sounds very good!

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: Happy Jack ()
Date: December 31, 2015 08:18

Birdland right next door to the Record plant, this intimate little jazz club has some great music.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: vincentwhirlwind ()
Date: December 31, 2015 09:45

I"Lel go with Smalls also, they have an open mic after the band plays. My son sits in on drums! Also the place next door Mezzeros or something like that.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: December 31, 2015 13:34

dont forget B.B.Kings

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: December 31, 2015 15:34

I went to see Billy Gibbons at the BB King Blues Club in '13. Nice little place and not a bad site-line in the entire place.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: latebloomer ()
Date: December 31, 2015 15:49

Quote
MingSubu
I went to see Billy Gibbons at the BB King Blues Club in '13. Nice little place and not a bad site-line in the entire place.

True, and it's right in the heart of Times Square.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: Sespin ()
Date: December 31, 2015 23:40

Thanks again for that great response. Happy New Year!

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: BostonLass ()
Date: January 1, 2016 02:52

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola; Smalls; Blue Note; Birdland; The 55 Bar. Mona's - late night jazz on Tuesdays only, 10pm - 3am.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: Rokyfan ()
Date: January 1, 2016 03:55

Everyone likes Small's but it IS really small and the one time I was there the seating was on benches and it was really cramped. Nobody has mentioned the Village Vanguard which is my fave, no food, just drinks and great music. Uptown Smoke Jazz and Supper Club is great, near Columbia U. Blue Note has greatshows, decent food, drinks, top dollar but great shows. Dizzy's (Jazz at Lincoln Center) also has great shows, good food and drinks, great view of the park. In NYC you can see potentially three shows in one night, easily two. One night I caught the 8 o├žlock at Dizzys, walked up Central Park West, did a number or two, caught a cab the rest of the way to Smoke for the midnight show. Lots of combinations like that are possible. Of course, it's NYC and it costs $$.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: joshbg2k ()
Date: January 1, 2016 19:33

Lou Donaldson is at the Jazz Standard this weekend. One of the last living hard bop players. Go see him while you still can.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: Bungo ()
Date: January 1, 2016 20:34

For great live standup comedy I like "The Comedy Cellar" near NYU. at least 3 shows a night but you have to call ahead for a reservation and pay a small entry when you get there.You'll see 5 or 6 top name comics per show. It's 2 doors away from the "Cafe Wha" where Hendrix used to play before he was "discovered" by Chas Chandler. The oldest (and best) pizza place in New York is also not too far from there. unfortunately i can't recall the name of it. But it was truly amazing.

Re: OT: New York - good live-music clubs to recommend
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: January 1, 2016 23:35

Fat Cats is a fun place to hang out, low cover charge ($5) and an eclectic mix of jazz, blues and gospel. Big place but much of it is taken up by billiards, table tennis, even backgammon tables. Bands (often made up of a mix of seeing veterans) play in a cozy place behind the bar, where you can sit on a couch or living room-style furniture. Most of the musicians get paid in a 'pass the hat' kind of mode. The Gospel Queens are amazing on weekends.

Brooklyn Bowl (this is the original one) is great. Bowling alley and concert space. Bands often take up a residency while in town recording in Winter.

Or stay in lower Manhattan and catch the original City Winery. Generally eclectic mix of acts....Ronnie Spektor to Ian Hunter to Peter Wolf to Stephen Stills. NOT cheap. Tix often $45 or more. Or wander in to the restaurant side of the club, sit at the bar, listen to the show and view it on-screen at the bar for free. If it isn't sold out, be nice to the bouncer and they may let u slide in.



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